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textOnline events with Naomi Klein, Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Davis & many others by Toward increasing Networking
Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next few weeks (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who migh...
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:56PM
imageSeattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting
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by Labor Video Project
The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:34PM
textJubilee USA Statement on IMF and World Bank Meetings and Development Committee Communiqué by Zachary Conti
The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings....
Posted: Fri Apr 9, 2021 9:46AM
textJubilee USA Statement on World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings and IMFC Communiqué by Zachary Conti
World leaders, finance ministers, heads of corporations and development groups are meeting virtually for the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings....
Posted: Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:42AM
imageTen Things for US to Understand about Latin America
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by Laura Wells
The more we know about what is really happening in Latin America, the more we can see that the region can be a source of inspiration rather than a threat requiring US sanctions....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 5:56PM
text260 Faith, Labor and Development Groups Press IMF, G20 and White House on COVID Response by Zachary Conti
Ahead of Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings, World's Largest Unions, Human Rights Groups, Environmental and Religious Institutions Call for Aid, Debt Relief, Access to Emergency Reserves and Climate Protections...
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:13AM
imageEcuador Indigenous Leader Endorses Left Presidential Candidate
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by Harvey Goldberg
Jaime Vargas, President of Ecuador's largest Indigenous federation, CONAIE, endorsed Andrés Arauz, Presidential candidate for the Union for Hope, on April 3, 2021. Photo credit: El Comerico https://www.elcomercio.com/actualidad/vargas-apoyo-arauz-indigenas-amazonia.html...
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 12:48PM
textIMF: Indebted Countries Suffer if US Interest Rates Rise by Zachary Conti
The IMF warns that rising US interest rates could impact the ability of developing countries to pay debt, leading to prolonged economic crisis....
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:45AM
textIMF Reports Pandemic Economic Outlook Uncertain by Zachary Conti
Amidst Rising Inequality, Ninety Million Could Fall into Extreme Poverty...
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:09AM
textIMF Cancels Debt for 28 Poor Countries into Fall of 2021 by Zachary Conti
The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries....
Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:11AM
textTreasury Notifies Congress of $650 Billion Emergency Reserves to Fight Global COVID Crisis by Zachary Conti
Washington DC –Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board....
Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 7:12AM
textOnline events with Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan & many others by Towards increasing Networking
Here are some 17 online events taking place over the coming month (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31), featuring people such as Noam Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan, Hazel Henderson, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Ireland, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be in...
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:55AM
textIMF Head: Global Recovery Uncertain as People Face Income Drops by Zachary Conti
International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings....
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:22AM
imageThe War Against Italian Fed-Ex & Amazon Logistics Workers Who Face Police & Government Repression
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by Labor Video Project
FedEx in collusion with the police and government is attacking the workers and also using fascist laws against them. There is also an attack on all logistics workers and privatization of the economy. Roberto Luzzi with Si Corbus talks about the attacks....
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:29PM
textStarting Tonight (Sat): Online events w) Chomsky, McKibben, Frida Berrigan & many others by Towards increasing Networking
Here are some 17 online events taking place over the coming month (and starting tonight, Saturday, March 20), featuring people such as Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben, Frida Berrigan, Thomas Piketty, Paul Mason, Hazel Henderson, and many others....
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:01PM
textUnemployment myth and "Migrantization" of precarity by Claudia Spengler and Johanna Neuhauser
Involuntary unemployment is afflicted with many prejudices, which impute a supposed lack of motivation and utility to those affected. Although these prejudices are easy to refute, politicians and representatives of the media cling to the neoliberal notion of individual guilt in unemployment. Unemployment has primarily structural causes and thus requires the assumption of political responsibility....
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:04AM
documentInternational Dockworkers Council letter for Mumia Abu-Jamal to PA Gov Tom Wolf
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by !DC letter reposted by the Jamal Journal
This new letter from Spain was sent today to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asking him to "reconsider Mumia's release for a murder that we believe he did not commit and that is purely for political reasons."...
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:21PM
textG7 Supports Emergency Funds for Developing Country COVID Relief by Zachary Conti
G7 finance ministers agreed to create emergency reserve funds for developing countries wrestling with coronavirus economic impacts....
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:13AM
imageInternational Workers Committe says Free Mumia and All Elders...
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by IWC release posted by the Jamal Journal
The international campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal launched by the International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation, For a Workers International (IWC) is under way. This new IWC release declares: Free Mumia and All Elders, Vulnerable Inmates and Political Prisoners Immediately!...
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:32AM
imageThe International Federation of Journalists calls for Mumia Abu-Jamal's release
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by IFJ statement posted by the Jamal Journal
Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American journalist with close ties to the Black Panthers, who has spent nearly 40 years in prison, has tested positive for Covid. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed calls from US (NWU) and French (SNJ-CGT) affiliates for his immediate release amid growing fears over his health....
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:35PM